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Trump hasn't advocated deporting 11 million? I beg to differ

To The Daily Sun,

In a recent letter to the editor (March 17), Don Ewing said in part, "no leading Republican presidential candidate is talking about rounding up and deporting 11 million illegal aliens."

It seems like Mr. Ewing is ignoring facts. Does he think that if he pretends something doesn't happen it will magically go away? Anyone who listened to what Donald Trump has been saying knows that Mr. Ewing is flat out wrong.

Here are just a few reports of Mr. Trump's desire to round up and deport all undocumented immigrants to the other side of his "huuuuge" "beautiful" wall.

1. Reuters News Service reported on Aug. 15, 2015: Republican presidential contender Donald Trump would deport all undocumented immigrants and rescind U.S. President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration if he is elected to the White House. He said this in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press."

2. Bloomberg Politics reported on Aug. 8, 2015, reported, Donald Trump says he'd deport all undocumented immigrants from U.S. The report goes on to say that Trump's campaign on Sunday released a four-page manifesto on immigration reform anchored by three principles, including construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S.

3. Business Insider has reported on two separate occasions in an interview with Donald Trump. "We pressed Donald Trump about the practicality of his plan to deport 11 million people" by Maxwell Tani-Nov. 21, 2015. On Nov. 11, 2015, Colin Campbell reported: Trump: "I'd have a deportation force to roundup people who live in the country illegally." 'Trump said he would have such a force, but argued that it would not be as ominous as it might sound. Trump wants to deport everyone currently living in the U.S. illegally, a number the Pew Research Center estimated to about 11 million last year, but let "the wonderful cases" back into the country. This is excerpted from an interview with MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski.

4. In an interview with Dana Bash on CNN recorded on July 30, 2015, and reported by Jeremy Diamond, Trump's immigration plan: 'Deport the undocumented', "legal status" for some....

Mr. Ewing can't wipe away what happened just by denying it. Ask any 4-year-old. It doesn't work.

Bernadette Loesch


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Land Trust is grateful for investments made through the sale of state tax credits

To The Daily Sun,

We did it! With the help of generous local businesses we sold our Portfolio Strengthening Initiative state tax credits. Thank you to all the businesses for supporting Laconia Area Community Land Trust with their New Hampshire tax credit purchases. Their investment allows us to carry out our three-year initiative to refinance and upgrade 60 units at our oldest properties.

Additionally, their support was matched by NeighborWorks America, so their purchase yielded double the impact. Thank you!

We are very grateful for their investment and publicly thank them for their corporate and community leadership:

Meredith Village Savings Bank, Melcher & Prescott Insurance, Franklin Savings Bank, Gary Chicoine Construction, EPTAM Plastics, Laconia Clinic, Common Man Family, Mill Falls at the Lake, RFS Engineering, Belknap Landscape, Jeremy Hiltz Excavating, Mainstay Technologies, Robert H. Irwin Motors, Wescott, Dyer, Fitzgerald & Nichols, PA, Eckman Construction, Northway Bank, Malone, Dirrubo & Co., Boulia-Gorrell Lumber, Hunter Homes, Stewart Associates Architects, and Dr. Downing, DMD.

Jason C. Hicks, Board Chair

Laconia Area Community Land Trust

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